Aarhus University Hospital gets top marks
A cancer patient at Aarhus University Hospital is using the hospital's system for pain scoring. The standard for pain scoring is one of almost 500 indicators the hospital should pass before receiving accreditation based on the second version of the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme (photo: Tonny Foghmar, Aarhus University Hospital).
The quality at Aarhus University Hospital is at the top. The hospital has just passed the second version of the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme without remarks.
Safe prescription of medication, good hand hygiene and timely rehabilitation plans.
Almost 500 quality indicators have been reviewed at Aarhus University Hospital – and all of them were approved. The hospital has now received accreditation based on the second version of the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme.
As the first university hospital in Denmark, Aarhus University Hospital has chosen to go for a complete accreditation in accordance with the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme.
- The accreditation means that our patients can feel safe about their treatment at Aarhus University Hospital, says Vibeke Krøll, Chief Nursing Officer at Aarhus University Hospital.
The Chief Nursing Officer praises the around 10,000 employees for contributing to the impressive result.
- It is an especially impressive result as we are in a situation with an ongoing merger, construction of the new university hospital and general efficiency improvements, says Vibeke Krøll.
Accreditation for the second time
It is the second time the hospitals in Aarhus go through an accreditation process. The first accreditation was in 2011 before the two major hospitals in Aarhus merged to form the present Aarhus University Hospital. The first accreditation resulted in some remarks demanding follow-up before both hospitals were accredited later the same year.
Facts on the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme:
The Danish Healthcare Quality Programme is a national system to develop quality across all sectors in the healthcare system, including hospitals:
- Ensures ongoing development of the quality in all publically financed health services.
- Creates improved and coherent patient pathways.
- Prevents errors and adverse events in the healthcare system.
Read more about the Danish Healthcare Quality Programme at: